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    Stahl, George Ernest. Sileni Alcibiadis.* i.e., Ars Sanandi, cum Expectatione. opposita Arti Curandi nuda Expectatione: Satyra Harveana castigatae. [*Sileni Alcibiadis, parva Sculptitia erant, uno latere Sileni, Fauni, Satyri, ridiculam faciem ostendentis ex opposito, pulchram, seriam, venerabilem.] Paris: Fr. Horth-hemels, 1730. 8vo. [1], )(4, A-P8, Q4. [10], 246, [2]p. Full contemporary mottled calf, blind tooled ruling, corners chipped and worn, hinges creased. Red and brown morocco labels with gilt lettering on spine, gilt stamp decoration. Red edges. Browning and foxing. Bookplate on front pastedown. Red and black ink on t.p., marginal note in old hand throughout. Lacks 2 fold-out plates and frontispiece. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $200


    More Information: Stahl (1660-1734) chemist and physicain, professor of medicine at Halle, personal physicain to Frederick I of Prussia, made his most important contributions in chemistry and helped bridge to gap between alchemy and chemistry. He was a propunder of phlogiston theory. This book is " a biting and satirical commentary on Harvey..." Hiers of Hippocrates p211.  (Gideon Harvey, The Art of Curing Diseases by Expectation,1689). This work is often found with Harvey's book but not in this copy. The work is an attack on the quackery of a man famous for attacking quakery

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    October, 2014
    30th Thursday
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